Example sentences for: over

How can you use “over” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The shop owner recognized its significance after he cleaned it and turned it over to scientists at the nearby American Museum of Natural History.

  • In simple terms, increasing payroll taxes by 1.86 percent (a 15percent increase over the 2001 rate paid by employers and workers) now could head off a Social Security shortfall for 75 years.

  • The findings represent the views of 169 people with characteristics as presented in Table 1. The participants tended to be older since participants were purposively chosen for experience with the system and for characteristics (drug-dependence, homelessness) that develop over time.

  • The first literary salon in history was presided over by Aspasia, Pericles’ mistress, a remarkable woman of intelligence and spirit.

  • Bowery wore scab makeup and pubic wigs, dribbled glue over his skull, slept with a tea cozy on his head, and vomited and shat on his audiences.


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